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Parents need to know that The Princess and the Pony is a delightfully silly, sweet picture book about a princess and her offbeat pony that imparts lessons about working with what you have and accepting what's quirky or different. Princess lovers will connect with Princess Pinecone, who's more like a resourceful little girl than a far-away fantasy, and her oddly shaped pony, who doesn't seem to measure up at first. Some mild rudeness with references to flatulence throughout, but somehow it's all done sweetly.
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This sweet, clever princess tale has a simple message about wishing for one thing, getting something else, and making do with what you have; it might be even better than what you wanted. Princess Pinecone is a resourceful girl who wants to win the big battle but also is a kindhearted person who works with her pony to be the best pony it can be; the pony's differences bring out kindness and empathy in others.
The vibrant digital illustrations have cartoon-like simplicity and quirkiness. For girls who love princess fare, THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY offers the familiar with a twist. It's silly but has empowering messages and encourages problem-solving and kindness.
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- Author: Kate Beaton
- Illustrator: Kate Beaton
- Genre: Picture Book
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
- Publication date: June 30, 2015
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
- Available on: Paperback, Nook, Hardback, Kindle
- Last updated: July 13, 2017
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